New Hampshire School Funding Amendment (2008)

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A School Funding Amendment did not appear on the November 2008 ballot in New Hampshire. It did not receive the required approval of 60% majority vote from both chambers of the state legislature.[1],[2]

The amendment would have:

  • Required the state to define an adequate education;
  • Required the state to determine the cost of an adequate education;
  • Let the state determine which districts needed financial help.

Similar amendments have been proposed for a decade, but none have made the ballot. If it made the November ballot, it would have had to be approved by 2/3 of the state's voters to become part of the constitution.[3]


  1. Boston Globe, Amendment supports state control of N.H. school aid, May 2, 2008
  2. Nashua Telegraph, Dems backing education aid amendment, May 2, 2008
  3. Manchester Union Leader, Speaker endorses school funding amendment, May 2, 2008